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A 16-year-old boy fell from this ATV in West Valley City and was in critical condition Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Photo courtesy Utah Department of Transportation.
Teen dies after falling from ATV in West Valley City
First Published Aug 10 2013 08:29 pm • Last Updated Aug 11 2013 09:57 am

A 16-year-old teen died Saturday after a pre-existing medical condition caused him to fall from an all-terrain vehicle in West Valley City.

John Gleason, spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation, said the boy was test driving the vehicle with his father, a maintenance worker, in a UDOT parking lot at 5791 W. 2100 South. The father was making a turn when the boy slumped over and fell out of the vehicle, striking the pavement. A medical helicopter transported the teenager to University Hospital at 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.

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Gleason said the medical condition, rather than the fall, caused the death of the boy, who has not yet been identified.

The vehicle is slightly larger than a four-wheeler with side-by-side seating and a steering wheel. The vehicle has a top speed of about 10 mph. Gleason said West Valley City Police are investigating the accident.

"There are a lot of UDOT employees that are hit really hard by this," Gleason said. "We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the family."


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